Spider-Man: Homecoming will see Spidey take on the Vulture. The Vulture, otherwise known as Adrian Toomes, is a longtime Spider-Man villain. In the comics he was an electronics engineer who turns to a life of crime after getting swindled by a business partner, but the cinematic version played by Michael Keaton will be different.
In Homecoming, Toomes runs a salvaging company until it loses business to an organization run by Tony Stark. Co-producer Eric Hauserman Carroll told USA Today Toomes “sort of becomes the dark Tony Stark.” “[The Vulture] thinks once he has this money and power, he’ll have more control of his life,” he noted.
Director Jon Watts said the Vulture adds a new dimension to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “We’ve seen what it’s like to be a billionaire inventor and to be a Norse god,” Watts pointed out. “We’ve seen the very top of this world. But we’ve never seen what it’s like to be just a regular joe.”
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